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Kings and Queens of England since 1066

25 questions covering 1,000 years of Royal History 25 Questions.

 
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Prior to 1066 England had Kings for hundreds of years, place these pre-Battle of Hastings Kings in order. (earliest first)

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  • King Arthur
  • Cnut
  • Harold Godwinson
  • Edward the Confessor

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On what Day was William the Conqueror crowned in 1066?

  • New Years Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Mayday
  • Christmas Day

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How many Kings and Queens haved ruled England from 1066 to the present day?

  • 22
  • 42
  • 62
  • 82

4

Match the King to the Royal House they represented?

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Left

  • William the Conqueror
  • Richard the Lionheart
  • Henry V
  • Richard III

Right

  • House of Lancaster
  • House of Plantagenet
  • House of Normandy
  • House of York

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Match the King to the Royal House they represented?

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Left

  • Henry VIII
  • James I
  • George III
  • Elizabeth II

Right

  • House of Tudor
  • House of Stuart
  • House of Windsor
  • House of Hanover

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Which two separate rulers of England were involved in 'The Anarchy', effectively ending the rule of the Norman Dynasty?

  • Arthur and Margaret
  • Joseph and Rosemary
  • Stephen and Helen
  • Stephen and Matilda

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Of the 8 main Royal Houses since 1066, which one ruled for a total of 245 years, by far the longest in British History?

  • Lancaster
  • Plantagenet
  • Tudor
  • York

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Which Plantagenet King, who spent no more than six months of his reign in England, died and was buried in France and could not speak English?

  • Edward Longshanks
  • Henry Bolingbroke
  • John Lackland
  • Richard the Lionheart

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Which Plantagenet King was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 and is often portrayed as the evil king in the legend of Robin Hood?

  • Henry II
  • John
  • Edward I
  • Edward III

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Which King from the House of Lancaster won a significant victory in 'The Hundred Years War', at the 'Battle of Agincourt' in 1415?

  • Richard II
  • Henry IV
  • Henry V
  • Henry VI

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Which Yorkist King finally lost 'The War of the Roses' against the House of Lancaster at 'The Battle of Bosworth Field'?

  • Richard II
  • Edward IV
  • Edward V
  • Richard III

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Just before Richard III's reign, two young brothers, Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, mysteriously disappeared and were never seen again. What term refers to this event?

  • Babes in the Woods
  • Lads in the Lake
  • Princes in the Tower
  • Boys in the Bush

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After gaining victory in the 'War of the Roses', Henry VII combined the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York to create what ___ _____ ____ ?

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14

Match four of Henry VIII's wives to their fate?

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Left

  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Parr

Right

  • Divorced
  • Died
  • Beheaded
  • Survived

15

How old was Henry VIII's son, King Edward VI, when he died?

  • 15
  • 18
  • 21
  • 24

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What was the reason Queen Mary I earned the nickname 'Bloody Mary'?

  • She kept 'Lady Jane Grey's' head on Display
  • She invented the 'Bloody Mary' Drink
  • She had hundreds of Protestants burned at the stake
  • She died from bleeding to death

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Elizabeth I was the last Tudor monarch and died on 24th March 1603. How old was she?

  • 49
  • 59
  • 69
  • 79

18

Which Stuart Monarch survived the 'Gunpowder Plot' in 1605?

  • James I
  • Charles I
  • Charles II
  • James II

19

The 11 year gap between Charles I's death and Charles II's coronation was a direct result of which war?

  • Anglo-Dutch War
  • Thirty Years War
  • English Civil War
  • Napoleonic Wars

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The last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne, founded which sporting event, which first took place on 11th August 1711?

  • Henley Royal Regatta
  • Royal Ascot
  • University Boat Race
  • Wimbledon

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Which King of the House of Hanover was the first to be born in Britain, buried in Britain and to speak English as his first language?

  • George I
  • George II
  • George III
  • George IV

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King George III is britain's longest serving male monarch. In his later life he suffered from extreme bouts of what, thought to be caused by porphyria?

  • Arthritis
  • Blindness
  • Gout
  • Mental Illness

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The House of Hanover ended when Queen Victoria died aged 81. But how old was she, when she became Queen?

  • 18
  • 21
  • 24
  • 27

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During the First World War, King George V renamed the 'House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha' to the 'House of......'?

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If and when Prince William ascends to the Throne what will be his Title?

  • King William II
  • King William III
  • King William IV
  • King William V

 

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